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Compund Angle Identities and proof

  1. Feb 20, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    prove using the compound angle identies, proove the following:

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I resolved it to

    And using wolfram alpha I found that the first term resolves to tan(A)-tan(B) and then I can see how it equals zero as all the tans would cancel out.

    But I have no idea how each term simplifies to that.

    Any help is really appreciated.

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  3. Feb 20, 2014 #2


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    After you have expanded the numerators with the addition formulae (which you have done), you can simplify each fraction by taking out a factor.
  4. Feb 20, 2014 #3


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    In each fraction, you have something of the form


    You should always check if splitting up the fraction into


    could help you in any way. In this case, it does.
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